Artist Barbara Grygutis (AZ) worked with landscape architect Mike Hines, from Stantec, to design all aspects of the park's expansion, including sidewalks, fences, benches, gates, earth forms and other enhancements. The earth forms feature an elevated grassy-berm and large, oval playing area. Key park areas are shaded with such heritage trees as oak, elm, pistache and mulgas.
The project also included a "Build a Park" learning program, a partnership between the Office of Arts and Culture and Kuban Elementary School. The program introduced students to careers in art and design, and the process of designing, building and caring for a community park. The effort evolved into an award-winning community initiative to protect the new park from graffiti and vandalism.
This was commissioned with percent-for-art funds from the Phoenix Parks and Water Capital Improvement Programs.